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Re: Whitespace in `${srcdir}' during `configure'

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Whitespace in `${srcdir}' during `configure'
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:17:01 -0800
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It'd be nice if Emacs 'configure' allowed arbitrary source-directory names. Unfortunately, almost none of the changes in the patch that you sent fix any bugs, and almost all the bugs in this area would remain unfixed by the patch. If you'd like to help fix the many problems in this area, I suggest building and configuring Emacs in a directory whose name contains spaces, tabs, and characters from the set !"#$%&'()*+,-.:;<=>address@hidden|}~ and make sure that everything works; also, make sure that every change in the patch actually fixes a bug. It could be that we can support some characters (e.g, spaces) but not others (e.g., apostrophes, colons), but in any event the more characters that we can support the better, and it'd be good to document the ones we can't.

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